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ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications


The Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, the 22nd of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to '06 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world championships.

WHERE: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Track is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off Interstate 15.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 26-29, 2006

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.

THURSDAY, Oct. 26 -- Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 27 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 28 -- Sportsman eliminations begin at 7:30 a.m.
BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT, with rounds at 12:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, Oct. 29 -- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 30 minutes of Budweiser Shootout coverage at 10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
Saturday, Oct. 28, 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 10:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
Sunday, Oct. 29, NHRA 2Day, half-hour preview show at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2
Sunday, Oct. 29, three hours of eliminations coverage at 8 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2

2005 EVENT WINNERS: Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Chip Ellis, Pro Stock Motorcycle; Tony Schumacher, Budweiser Shootout.

Top Fuel - 4.472 seconds by Scott Kalitta, April '04; 335.57 mph by Doug Kalitta, April '04
Funny Car - 4.702 seconds by Robert Hight, April. '06; 328.22 mph by Del Worsham, Oct. '04
Pro Stock - 6.775 seconds by Jason Line, Oct. '04; 203.49 mph by Warren Johnson, April '06
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 7.130 seconds by Andrew Hines, Oct. '04; 191.08 mph by Matt Hines Oct. '02

Top Fuel -- 4.437 sec (Sept. '05, Joliet, Ill.); 336.15 mph (May '05, Hebron, Ohio) by Tony Schumacher
Funny Car -- 4.665 sec. (Oct. '04, Joliet, Ill.) and 333.58 mph (Oct. '04, Joliet, Ill.) by John Force.
Pro Stock -- 6.558 sec. and 209.75 mph (Oct. '06, Dinwiddie, Va.) by Jason Line.
Pro Stock Motorcycle -- 6.939 sec. (Oct. '06, Mohnton, Pa.) and 197.45 mph (March '05, Gainesville, Fla.) by Andrew Hines.

For tickets call Las Vegas Motor Speedway at (702) 644-4444, or visit, or

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass)
Thursday: Adult, $16; Junior (6-12 years), free
Friday: Adult, $32; Junior (6-12 years), $11
Saturday: Adult, $49; Junior (6-12 years), $11
Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years) $16
Children five years and under admitted free to general admission and pit areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass)
Friday: Adult, $42; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11
Saturday: Adult, $59; Junior (6-12 years), $21; Child (Five and under), $11
Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years) $27; Child (Five and under), $11

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